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KDave

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    KDave reacted to silenceissilver in Brexit No Deal - what are you doing to prepare for it?   
    As a European living in the UK I'll have to look for a good place to hide my PMs so the Home Office doesn't find them when they come for me.
    No seriously, I will get a bottle of whisky to celebrate Brexit, hoping Brexit is just the beginning of the end of the EU.
    The EU is all about more power in fewer hands which in the long term will effect the economy very badly regardless of who might be in power in the UK or the EU at a certain point in time.
    Should there be a negative short term economic impact than I would see it like stacking PMs. Forgo now, have more later.
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    KDave got a reaction from mr-dead in Brexit status ...   
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    KDave reacted to Madstacks in Brexit status ...   
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    KDave reacted to StackerNoob in Brexit No Deal - what are you doing to prepare for it?   
    Nothing. Everyone needs to chill the hell out. Hysterics are being whipped up by those who don’t want us to leave. Open your eyes and watch the hysteria on the news. You are being told to be scared. Choose not to be.
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    KDave reacted to Thelonerangershorse in Brexit No Deal - what are you doing to prepare for it?   
    So you work for the government then??
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    KDave reacted to Pete in Brexit status ...   
    I am sure in the event of a no deal Brexit the so called obstacles would be sorted in a couple of weeks max.
    Many Companies in the UK today, and for decades, have been importing and selling outside of the EU with zero disruption.
    I worked in an industry that imported high tech from the USA and Japan and we never had any delays due to customs etc. - perfectly smooth.
    I also worked in industry with just-in-time deliveries for items imported from the USA and the secret was to hold a buffer stock of a few days in case inclemental weather, air-traffic control strikes, port strikes etc caused a problem. The solution is easy if you are prepared and we have loads of time still. This is not a problem that cannot easily be sorted if the powers to be want to sort it rather than whinge all the time.
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    KDave reacted to Oldun in Brexit status ...   
    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-top-40-horrors-lurking-in-the-small-print-of-theresa-mays-brexit-deal/
     
    Amongst the litany of treason, this one really takes the biscuit. Incredible
    The Mandelson Pension Clause: The UK must promise never to tax former EU officials based here – such as Peter Mandelson or Neil Kinnock – on their E.U. pensions, or tax any current Brussels bureaucrats on their salaries. The EU and its employees are to be immune to our tax laws. (Article 104)
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    KDave reacted to bluemoon in Brexit status ...   
    I would love to have seen Donald Trump lead the Brexit negotiations. He advised May to sue the EU, so I guess that's what he would have done himself! Great show that would have been!
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    KDave got a reaction from silversky in Brexit status ...   
    JRM doesn't want the job, every time someone asks he rules it out but he would make a great PM. He would be perfect for the job and has enough kids to make him really think about his responsibility to the future of his country as oppose to the childless leaders May, Macron and Merkel who have no stake in the future beyond their ideological alignment and are causing carnage in their respective countries. It is not a coincidence.
    I think Dominic Raab is lining himself up for the job, Boris Johnson will obviously throw his hat in. He did a good job with London, I don't know if anyone remembers given the state of the place now. 
    I honestly think it likely we will get another establishment shill when May goes, given the way things are run in this country. 
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    KDave got a reaction from silversky in Brexit status ...   
    JRM doesn't want the job, every time someone asks he rules it out but he would make a great PM. He would be perfect for the job and has enough kids to make him really think about his responsibility to the future of his country as oppose to the childless leaders May, Macron and Merkel who have no stake in the future beyond their ideological alignment and are causing carnage in their respective countries. It is not a coincidence.
    I think Dominic Raab is lining himself up for the job, Boris Johnson will obviously throw his hat in. He did a good job with London, I don't know if anyone remembers given the state of the place now. 
    I honestly think it likely we will get another establishment shill when May goes, given the way things are run in this country. 
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    KDave got a reaction from silversky in Brexit status ...   
    JRM doesn't want the job, every time someone asks he rules it out but he would make a great PM. He would be perfect for the job and has enough kids to make him really think about his responsibility to the future of his country as oppose to the childless leaders May, Macron and Merkel who have no stake in the future beyond their ideological alignment and are causing carnage in their respective countries. It is not a coincidence.
    I think Dominic Raab is lining himself up for the job, Boris Johnson will obviously throw his hat in. He did a good job with London, I don't know if anyone remembers given the state of the place now. 
    I honestly think it likely we will get another establishment shill when May goes, given the way things are run in this country. 
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    KDave got a reaction from RichRock in Brexit No Deal - what are you doing to prepare for it?   
    You missed popcorn from your list. 
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    KDave reacted to Bullionaire in Brexit No Deal - what are you doing to prepare for it?   
    I'm running about, waving my arms in the air, screaming hysterically!
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    KDave reacted to Bdean316 in Brexit No Deal - what are you doing to prepare for it?   
    So after this weeks shambles in Parliment the propbablity of leaving the EU with a no deal is a distinct possiblity and quite frankly would be better in the long term than our PM's proposed deal.
    With this in mind what will you be doing to prepare for the short term carnage that a no deal will bring........ Here's my list:
    1. Switch half of my cash holdings into a USD account
    2. Stockpile on my favourite EU foods and drink
    3. Maximise European silver purchases prior to March and increase gold holdings
    4. Get a shotgun licience
    One positive from this weeks developments in Parliament is that it gave my stack an increase in GBP value 🙂 
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    KDave got a reaction from dicker in Brexit status ...   
    Good analysis here about what May and TPTB are doing with Brexit. I like his theory it fits what is happening despite what is being said by the various people including May. Look at what they do to work out their real intentions and goals. 
    It is true that should the UK leave and do well, it will be the end of the EU as the rest will jump ship. Even if we stay, the EU is finished eventually, tyranny never lasts.  
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    KDave reacted to silversky in Brexit status ...   
    I hope that JRM ends up leading the Tories.  He's very calm over a no deal Brexit and speaks very sensibly on it.  He certainly has the strength of character to handle this nonsense and right the ship.
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    KDave reacted to silversky in Brexit status ...   
    It's actually one of the most unambiguous questions you could ask.  Short and sweet.  The term EU includes ALL of it's instruments, including but not limited to, the ECJ, the ECHR, the single market, the council, the commission, the charters, fishing, agriculture, aviation, subsidies and the freedom of movement of people.  We absolutely voted to leave ALL OF THAT.  It was deliberately made all of it by using the term EU rather than keeping any EEC type of economic stuff.  It was done like that to try to scare us off from having the courage to vote to leave.
    Cameron thought that less people would dare to leave everything which is why it was not split up into sections and made confusing.  It is also why it does not need any discussion now by parliament or even god forbid a second referendum.
    The reason that "no discussion" was not added to the question is that it's entirely sensible for both parties to discuss the mechanics of day 1 and any problems that might crop up.  It is not necessary to "negotiate" new terms either.  Trying to negotiate new terms on absolutely everything before leaving is clearly impossible and simply allows both parties to act unreasonably.  These new terms need to evolve naturally over time and the simple solution would have been to leave the EU's jurisdiction on day1 but with everything still the same.  The great withdrawal bill.  Trade could simply continue on day 1 as it was from our point of view and unless the EU took action against us we would not do so against them.  Easy.  Over time each area we felt needed changing could be notified as changing and new agreements made on the issue as a sovereign nation.
    Instead, we are stupidly attempting to negotiate every possible angle, ahead of time, with ideological thieves that stole the sovereignty of 28 European nations.  Totally pointless talking to them before we are a sovereign nation once more.  They have no incentive to do anything other than damage our nation and will twist us up in knots to keep things as difficult as possible.  They absolutely must make any negotiation with us a bad deal if they are to stand any chance of holding onto their ill gotten power.
    The divorce bill is utterly disgraceful.  It's simply money that's being extorted by a bully.  I suspect that they'll see us paying for the setup of a shiny new army before too long and we should be strongly opposed to paying for such a dangerous idea.  Quite why we're even discussing our continued military cooperation until things are resolved as we wish to see them is beyond me.  It's our military not theirs!!!!
    We must simply stand up and say no more.  We need to leave without any deal and just sort out day1 as it happens.  Yes there will be issues, yes there will be problems, but if we don't pay the baseless divorce bill then we could use some of that money to provide a cushion to businesses affected at the border and stabilise things in the short term.
    In the long term, the German auto industry along with all of the other businesses will be clamouring at the EU to remove any tariffs with "Treasure Island" and we'll all get back to the serious business of doing business.
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    KDave got a reaction from dicker in Brexit status ...   
    Good analysis here about what May and TPTB are doing with Brexit. I like his theory it fits what is happening despite what is being said by the various people including May. Look at what they do to work out their real intentions and goals. 
    It is true that should the UK leave and do well, it will be the end of the EU as the rest will jump ship. Even if we stay, the EU is finished eventually, tyranny never lasts.  
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    KDave got a reaction from dicker in Brexit status ...   
    Good analysis here about what May and TPTB are doing with Brexit. I like his theory it fits what is happening despite what is being said by the various people including May. Look at what they do to work out their real intentions and goals. 
    It is true that should the UK leave and do well, it will be the end of the EU as the rest will jump ship. Even if we stay, the EU is finished eventually, tyranny never lasts.  
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    KDave got a reaction from dicker in Brexit status ...   
    Good analysis here about what May and TPTB are doing with Brexit. I like his theory it fits what is happening despite what is being said by the various people including May. Look at what they do to work out their real intentions and goals. 
    It is true that should the UK leave and do well, it will be the end of the EU as the rest will jump ship. Even if we stay, the EU is finished eventually, tyranny never lasts.  
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    KDave got a reaction from dicker in Brexit status ...   
    Good analysis here about what May and TPTB are doing with Brexit. I like his theory it fits what is happening despite what is being said by the various people including May. Look at what they do to work out their real intentions and goals. 
    It is true that should the UK leave and do well, it will be the end of the EU as the rest will jump ship. Even if we stay, the EU is finished eventually, tyranny never lasts.  
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    KDave got a reaction from silversky in Brexit status ...   
    If we stay in the EU then all it means is things will have to continue to get worse before they get better but eventually it will get better. The cure is often more of the same, high prices are cure to high prices and all of that. The same applies to politics, in particular the ideology of Globalism for lack of a better label. The elite few benefit from it, but the many who work and can vote do not and that is the key. All globalism does for the many is suppress wages, for the workers it is ruinous and pulls up the ladder for anyone trying to improve their lot. Minimum wage has become the ceiling rather than the floor. For professional skilled types their income is lower for the same reason, competition with people who will do the job cheaper - the ladder for many of them has been pulled up too, careers once the path to the middle class are now just a way to get by. Not many years ago most people in the UK described themselves as middle class. The middle class probably won't exist in a few decades if things continue like they are.
    The last time the middle class was wiped out economically like this was during the great depression and the decades that followed saw political change the like that had not been seen since the French revolution, shortly followed by wars the like that has never been seen in human history. Good times ahead if history rhymes I guess.  
    I am not worried too much though. People are sick and tired of Globalism and despite every indication the people in charge keep trying to push more of it on us, Merkel, May, Macron - people are rejecting it. Nationalism is on the rise as a response. We could do with someone like Trump, a nationalist, looking out for his own country, not someone tied to the mast of an ideology that doesn't work in the real world. The US does generally lead the way culturally. More globalism is the cure to globalism, just give it a few more years.   
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    KDave got a reaction from silversky in Brexit status ...   
    Looks like worst case scenario is playing out for the future of the UK politically and economically. Still in the EU but with no say, can't get our own trade deals and still paying for the privilege. They have even wheeled out that old and bold Tory fella we haven't seen in a while to call for unity.
    My expectation if we don't leave with no deal last minute, which is still possible - Tories will be out of office for a decade at least, might as well give Corbin the keys now. UKIP will do well at the next election. Far right will continue to grow. Not sure if this is part of may's plan. Seems like a bad plan. 
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    KDave got a reaction from silversky in Brexit status ...   
    That is a good summary indeed, and yes you are right about those who did have an interest having no say especially towards the end. The Brexit Secratary David Davis was probably the only pro-leave guy in a position to do anything and the PM organised her own chequers agreement behind his back, basically he was the token leave guy and was there for show until chequers was agreed by TPTB. Like I say, if we don't get a true break from the EU then UK democracy has become a joke. I am sure the memes would be good in such an event, but it would not be worth it long term. We need a clean break, no deal, back to sanity. 
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    KDave reacted to MintageSeller in You know what grinds my gears?   
    Anyone else strongly dislike gold? Or is it just me